WARNER BROS. RELEASES SUPERMAN TV COLLECTION: 30 DISCS OF SUPERMAN
Celebrating Warner Bros. 90 year anniversary in a one of a kind Superman TV collection. Together for the first time are the first seasons of several Superman animated and live-action television shows. Over 30 hours of content on 30 discs. A 24 page collector’s book is also included.
The Wonder Woman series Amazon did not get picked up by the CW when they ordered their latest batch of pilots, according to The Game Fanatics. Looks like you’ll have to keep waiting for that live-action halter top adventuring.
Yeah, we wish we were making that up. The voice actor for Charlie Brown - you know, the bald kid that can never win and stars in some of our Movie Geek Chad’s least favorite animated features - is in custody for making death threats and stalking. We knew he would one day snap on Lucy.
Nintendo Wii U owners eager to try out one of the more intriguing services the new console offers don’t have much longer to wait. Nintendo announced via their facebook page today that the anticipated Nintendo TVii service will be hitting North American consoles tomorrow via a downloadable update after initially being delayed from the system’s November launch date.
The service allows a user to manage all of their video content - whether it’s Amazon Instant Video, Netflix, or live TV from cable or satellite providers - from a single app, as well as granting the ability to chat with other users while watching or, in the case of sporting events, be able to track scores from other games or specific instant replays directly on the GamePad controller.
“After Dec. 20, you’ll never look at your TV the same way again,” said Nintendo of America President and COO Reggie Fils-Aime. “Wii U owners have already experienced the transformative effect that the GamePad has on game play and social interaction. Nintendo TVii shows how the integrated second screen of the GamePad can also transform and enhance the TV viewing experience. Welcome to the new world of TVii.”
The free app will scan your setup and let you know of whatever services are available upon startup… as for using your cable or dish account, you’ll have to use the same login info you use for the provider’s website.
European Wii U users will have to wait until early 2013 before their shot at Nintendo TVii.
After new episodes of Young Justice: Invasion and Green Lantern: The Animated Series were pulled from Cartoon Network’s Saturday morning Schedule two months ago several DC fans, myself included, got very frustrated. But no worries, it seems DC Nation will return to Cartoon Network on January 6th. Hooray!
So, new episodes of Young Justice and Green Lantern will premiere that Saturday, but as for the new series, Beware the Batman and Teen Titans Go!, fans will have to wait just a few more months.
Wonder Woman. One of the three biggest characters in DC Comics’ roster, known around the world as a cultural icon, the first “big time” female superhero… and her secret identity is about to be changed.
Deadline reports that Diana will now be known as “Iris” in Amazon, which follows Wonder Woman’s life as a teen as she matures into an adult and the superhero we all know and love. If that sounds like a familiar pitch, it is: it’s identical to the idea behind Smallville, except focusing on Wonder Woman instead of Superman.
Warner Bros. TV is looking for a woman in her 20s, standing 5’8” or taller to play the Amazonian as she adjusts to our world after leaving her “remote, secluded country” - known in the comics as Paradise Island or Themyscira, but it’s unknown how much of that will be brought into this series - to fight to make the world safe for “innocents and true romantics everywhere.”
So, yeah, it’s going to be Smallville all over again, right down to the romantic subplots. Then again, Smallville lasted ten seasons - some better than others - so if that’s what works, why not go for it?
A representative for Cartoon Network has confirmed that – beginning Saturday, November 3rd, 2012 – Young Justice will be part of the Boomerang network line-up. The animated series was recently removed from the Cartoon Network schedule – along with Green Lantern: The Animated Series and the entire DC Nation programming block both series were a part of – for unexplained reasons earlier this month. The removal of DC Nation – and its accompanying programming – caused an uproar among creators working on the programs and fans. Two back-to-back episodes of Young Justice will air Saturday nights at 9:00pm (ET/PT) on Boomerang.
The episode “Misplaced” will air November 3rd, 2012 at 9:00pm (ET/PT), followed by “Coldhearted” at 9:30pm (ET/PT). The remainder of the November 2012 airing schedule is set for release later this week.
According to the Cartoon Network representative, adding Young Justice to the network line-up is being done to allow fans and viewers to get caught up with the series before the return of the DC Nation programming block come January 2013 on Cartoon Network. Young Justice is currently not being considered a permanent addition to the network schedule. There is currently no official confirmation if Green Lantern: The Animated Series will also join the Boomerang network line-up… creators of both shows have also still not been told yet just why Cartoon Network pulled the plug on DC Nation for the rest of the year.
He-Man Collection Gives You ALL The He-Mans (Except She-Ra)
For $100, you can own every Masters of the Universe series - the original 80’s one, the terrible 1990 series, and the stellar 2002 series, in a 22-dvd set come December. It’s not up in our store yet, but once it is, oh, you can bet we’ll add a link to it in this story.
She-Ra? Nah, she’s not a part of this set. But it does come with a gold Power Sword.
First the 10-year Superman steamroller that was Smallville, this year a new series based on Green Arrow, and soon Wonder Woman? That’s what a report says the CW Network is working on, after the thank-Zeus-it-never-made-it-to-air NBC pilot flopped. Its working title is Amazon, and is being written by someone who’s written for both Marvel and DC, which means it could actually be… good.
IGN is reporting that ABC has ordered a pilot for what will be the start of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s domination of television… and it’ll be written and possibly directed by Joss Whedon.
S.H.I.E.L.D. has officially been given a green light for a pilot, and if approved, would start airing in the fall of 2013. No word yet on who will be in the series, but one would assume we’d be seeing a lot of Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) or at the very least Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders). Start getting excited, Marvel fans!
Batman: The Animated Series Dark Knight Rises Parody Trailer
The Hub is doing a Batman marathon, and while they could have spliced some of the audio from the series together for this, we’re starting to think/hope they got the original voice cast back for some of the lines. We don’t think Bane ever said he was “Gotham’s reckoning” in the original series.
DC’s New Batman Series Won’t Have Any Of His Supervillains
Producers of Beware the Batman, starting this fall on Cartoon Network, say they’re doing things differently with this one. No Joker, Penguin, Mr. Freeze, or the Riddler. Also, no Robin or Nightwing. Or Catwoman. “Oh, but we’ve got ugly CGI, Katana, and Professor Pyg!” So… yay?
In an interview with i09, LeVar Burton says he only has one regret from his time with Star Trek: The Next Generation — that Geordi La Forge’s sexuality wasn’t explored enough.
“Yeah, one [romance] was with an entity that was actually a monster. And the other was with a holographic representation of the woman who designed the Enterprise engines. Neither of which I would necessarily call a healthy relationship. I just wish [the writers] had allowed that part of Geordi to evolve.”
He does, however, really, really like the HD conversion the show’s first season has received.